From: B-Fast Charters/Capt. Mike Bartlett
Date: 12 Jun 2000
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Boston Harbor and South Shore Stripers 6/8-6/11

Saturday 90's temperatures, driven by the SW wind, warmed the water into the mid to high 50's spurring the bass into activity much more characteristic of what Boston has to offer. Pea-soup fog limited visibility in the early morning, however using Garmin's GPS map-plotter we were able to get to the fish immediately. A large school of bass drove silversides to the surface off Castle Island. Scott Paris's (Sandwich, MA) 6 MD's, picked up at Rowe's Wharf on the Waterfront, had a field day right out of the gate. Most bass were between 18-27 inches. The highlight of the day was the action in the outer-harbor. The whole south access channel from Georges to Boston Light was alive with breaking bass working herring. These fish were much bigger and more aggressive. Placing the fly adjacent to popping herring brought immediate hook-ups. Sal Pulieo, here on a two-day fishing vacation for New Jersey, tied into our biggest bass of the season testing the Trident/Vortex combo to the max. After three runs to the backing, Sal wrestle the 36", 21 pound trophy to the net. Reports on the radio were coming in about numerous "keepers" in the school. Further, a 43" keeper was caught of the ledges in Cohasset.

Capt. Mike Bartlett B-Fast Charters www.bfastcharters.com